New Delhi: The Delhi court on Friday extended the interim bail of Rajiv Saxena, who was arrested in connection with the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland money-laundering case, till February 25, Monday. Also Read - AgustaWestland Case: Delhi Court Extends Ratul Puri's Protection From Arrest Till Thursday
Hearing on the regular bail will be held on February 25, Special Judge Arvind Kumar said while granting relief to Saxena. Meanwhile, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has also filed a detailed health report of Saxena. Also Read - AgustaWestland Case: Sushen Mohan Gupta Sent to Judicial Custody Till May 9
Saxena had sought bail on medical grounds and told the court that he was suffering from a “heart disease” and “advanced-stage leukaemia” (blood cancer). Also Read - AgustaWestland Case: ED Summons MP CM Kamal Nath's Nephew Ritul Puri For Interrogation
The court, on February 14, had granted interim bail to Saxena for seven days while asking the AIIMS to file a detailed medical report on Saxena’s health.
It had also asked him to join investigation as and when called by the investigating officer.
“As per ED, the accused has fully cooperated during investigation and they have not opposed his bail application. Further detailed report regarding his medical condition from AIIMS is awaited. Considering the overall facts and circumstances, Rajeev Saxena is admitted in interim bail till February 22,” the court had said.
Directing the Tihar jail authorities and the counsel of Saxena to send the necessary medical documents to AIIMS, the court had said, “Let copies of the complete examination report as submitted by the jail authority along with medical documents submitted by the counsel of Saxena be sent to AIIMS. The Director/Medical Superintendent, AIIMS, shall furnish detailed report regarding medical condition of the accused within seven days.”
Saxena, a director of two Dubai-based firms – UHY Saxena and Matrix Holdings, is one of the accused named in the chargesheet filed by ED in the AgustaWestland case.
Christian Michel, former AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica directors Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini, former Air Force chief SP Tyagi and Saxena’s wife Shivani have also been named by the agency in the chargesheet.